Capitol Hill Theatre

645 Pennsylvania Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20003

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Robert L. Bradley
Robert L. Bradley on December 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm

There was another theater in D.C. named the Capitol Hill. It was a twin, two auditoriums back to back. I saw YANKEE DOODLE DANDY there sometime in the early eighties. It was across the street and a block or two from the Penn.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 19, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Nice photo KenRoe.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on February 1, 2009 at 2:25 am

Here is a 1920 photograph of the Avenue Grand Theatre, a current view of the site and some more details:
http://www.shorpy.com/node/5453?

rlvjr
rlvjr on December 31, 2006 at 5:22 pm

Theaterowner DON KING did a really smart thing taking over the shabby Avenue Grand double feature house and playing first run exclusives at higher admission prices. Being the only theater showing a particular movie would lure people into the then-crime-ridden Capitol Hill neighborhood. Eventually though, high crime under Washington’s cocaine sniffing mayor Marion Barry (D) got the best of this place. Burning the theatre down was the final straw.